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Duke Pediatrics at APA Region IV Conference 2020: Highlights from Charlottesville

Sunday, February 23, 2020
Sarah Germana

Members of the Duke Department of Pediatrics helped advance the practice and profession of academic general pediatrics at the 2020 Academic Pediatric Association Region IV meeting in Charlottesville, February 8-9. Our faculty, housestaff, and medical students led breakout sessions, presented posters and platforms, and served in leadership roles in addition to winning fellow, resident and student awards.

Members of the department presented the following posters:

  • A multidisciplinary approach to the detection and management of parental adverse childhood event – Erin Frost, MD
  • Improving rates of Hep B vaccine administration within 24 hours in the newborn nursery – Sarah Germana, MD
  • Healthcare providers' perceptions of pediatric vaccine-related concerns among parents – Lavanya Vasudevan, MD
  • Health literacy in first time vs. experienced parents – Karen Lin (third year medical student working with Eliana Perrin, MD, MPH)
  • Program churn among children enrolled in NC Medicaid – Rushina Cholera, MD
  • AEDs in Durham County Schools – Meredith Sooey, MD and Michelle DeRusso, MD

In addition, the following platform presentations received awards:

Fellow Award

Discussion and documentation of sexual abuse history in primary care settings
Stephanie MacPherson, MD
Mentors: Lindsay Terrell, MD and Beth Gifford, PhD

Resident Award

Early 'sweet teeth:' infant juice intake is related to amount of juice intake at 24 months in a diverse group of toddlers
Aaron Pankiewicz, MD
Mentors: Eliana Perrin, MD, MPH and Charles Wood, MD, MPH

Student Award

Measuring and addressing social-emotional well-being in early childhood
Ainsley Buck and Sophie Hurewitz (undergraduate students in the Duke Bass Connections Program)
Mentor: Rushina Cholera, MD

The Academic Pediatric Association serves as the academic home for child health professionals that ensure optimal health and well-being for all children, particularly those most vulnerable.